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Last updated: 7/8/19

Recycling household electronics

We host electronic recycling drop-off events during the year for City of Boston residents.

Our electronic drop-off events are for Boston residents only. We don't take commercial material from businesses. You can find out more about the materials we will — and won't — take at these events at the bottom of this page.

Still have questions? Contact:
Public Works
1 City Hall Square
Room 714
Boston, MA 02201-2024
United States
Please note:

BoxQ, an electronics recycling company, works as a vendor at our events. By allowing BoxQ to first attempt to resell any equipment we receive, we are able to keep these events free. If BoxQ can't resell an item, they will break it down into smaller pieces. They then send those parts to refineries to keep them out of the landfills.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Boston Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Sep 21

Household hazardous waste drop-off

Electronic materials we take

  • Computers (including desktops, towers, laptops, and tablets)
  • LCD flat panel monitors
  • Printers (including inkjets, laserjets, copiers, and scanners)
  • Networking equipment (including switches, routers, and servers)
  • UPS batteries, laptop batteries, and cell phone batteries
  • Audio and video equipment (including VHS players, DVD players, and stereos)
  • Telephones (including cellphones and office phones)
  • Other electronic accessories (including keyboards, mouse devices, cables, and wires)

Electronic materials we don't take

  • Televisions (all types)
  • CRT monitors
  • Air conditioners and refrigerators (Contact 311 or call 617-635-4500 to schedule a curbside pick up)
  • All other appliances not mentioned already

Please contact 311 or call 617-635-4500 to confirm that we will take your electronic item.